Date of Birth: 14th January 1997
Team: Multum Accountants
Former Teams: WNT & Vitalogic Astrokalb
10th – National Championships Road Race (2019)
12th – National Championships TT (2019)
15th – National Championships Road Race (2016)
16th – National Championships TT (2018)
28th – Restart Zalaegerszeg (2019)
Who taught you how to ride a bike & how old were you?
I was four years old and got a bike from the Easter bunny. My dad would say that he taught me how to ride a bike but honestly, it was the Easter bunny ????
What was your first ‘proper’ road bike & what colour was it?
I got my first proper road bike from my stepmom and it was from the brand Stevens. It was silver with a bit of white and with green handlebar tape ????
What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?
I love to ride my bike in Austria. We live close to a lake and the landscape and views there are just amazing.
And apart from that, I love to ride the ‘coast loop’ as I call it. This loop you can find in Girona going to the Costa Brava.
What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?
The most important thing is that you have fun when you go for a training ride. Go on group rides maybe stop for coffee or reward yourself with something you love so you keep the motivation high. Or even try some new routes to mix your training up.
And secondly have something to focus on. For example, some small goals in training where you can see improvement quite fast.
What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?
I still have some races on my list where I would love to participate in the future, for example, the Giro Rosa and Tour of Flanders.
Apart from racing, I would love to do a tour around Norway with the bike. I already did it once with my parents when I was 11 years old and I really loved it and it was where I found the love for cycling. So that’s something I would love to do again.
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